Throttlebottom

noun

Definition of Throttlebottom

: an innocuously inept and futile person in public office

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History and Etymology for Throttlebottom

after Alexander Throttlebottom, character in the musical comedy Of Thee I Sing (1931) by George S. Kaufman born 1899 & Morris Ryskind born 1895 American playwrights

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“Throttlebottom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Throttlebottom. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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